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Virtual Showlight 2021 Programme of Events released

Virtual Showlight 2021 Programme of Events released

Are you ready for Virtual Showlight? Don’t miss this opportunity to hear industry leading lighting designers talk about their work, ask them questions and network with others from across the industry – all from the comfort of your own home!

Virtual Showlight is ready to entertain and inform you with a fantastic selection of speakers and a panel discussion focusing on diversity within the industry. There will be plenty of opportunity to network between papers, meet with sponsoring manufacturers in their breakout rooms, and view a selection of Video Shorts from a rich variety of lighting designers as stand-alone features or tasters of the next full Showlight event.

Virtual Showlight takes place on Tuesday 25 May 2021 from 15:00 BST – 23:00 BST. The following timings may be subject to alteration, and any changes will be announced at the start of the conference. Video Shorts will be presented between sessions.

Programme of Events

15.00 Introduction & welcome from Showlight chairman, John Allen

15.10 Paper 1 – The Disco Lighthouse – Hamish Jenkinson

15.45 Break

16.00 Paper 2 – Lighting a Comic Book Movie – Birds of Prey Case Study – Mike Bauman

16.45 Sponsors Breakout Rooms

17.35 Paper 3 – Lighting Around The World Without Leaving Home: The Story of ‘Waitress’ in Japan – Ken Billington, Rob Halliday, Aaron Porter

18.15 Networking, Sponsors Breakout Rooms and Meal Break

19.15 Panel Discussion with Q&A - A Panel on Diversity – to celebrate, to listen and to learn

20.15 Break

20.30 Paper 4 – From Shipyard to Street Art Museum - Floriaan Ganzevoort, Isabel Nielen and Mike Evers

21.15 Break

21.30 Paper 5 – BBC Strictly Come Dancing – David Bishop

22.15 Breakouts and Networking

23.15 Conference finishes

See the VSL website for full details

Registration is now open and tickets can be obtained via the Virtual Showlight website.

Showlight knows how difficult it is to manage on a student budget. Virtual Showlight is a chance for students to attend this celebrated lighting quadrennial without costly accommodation or travel costs. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the spirit of Showlight and gain a flavour of the full event.

Due to the current climate, tickets are free of charge but we encourage delegates to make donations to industry charities Backup and Behind the Scenes at registration. Donations are also possible directly via Virtual Showlight’s Just Giving page.

Showlight would like to thank its generous sponsors whose donations have enabled Showlight to cover the cost of this virtual event, allowing the maximum of delegate donations to go direct to the charities. Robert Juliat is the headline sponsor, and is joined by Ayrton, ACT Lighting, Inc., Altman, ARRI, Claypaky, Copper Candle, ETC, GLP, Robe and Vectorworks. Virtual Showlight is also supported by media partner, LSi, and by LSA and PLASA.

18th May 2021

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